Registration FAQs 

Registration Frequently Asked Questions

Fall/Winter 2022/23

WHEN WILL FALL 2022/23 REGISTRATION OPEN?


  • Registration for the 2022/23 Fall/Winter season opens online March, 2022.
  • Fall/Winter soccer registration is available for U4-U18 (2018-2003) players




HOW MUCH IS Fall 2022/23 REGISTRATION?


Fee information coming soon...




WHEN ARE EVALUATIONS?


  • Current U10 to U18 players are evaluated throughout the season by Club staff in addition to any formal Club evaluations.
  • Non-Surrey United U10-U18 players wishing to join Surrey United are encouraged to attend any formal Club evaluations.
  • Information for player evaluations will be placed on the website (www.surreyunitedsoccer.com) and evaluations are conducted by Club Technical Staff.
  • The Registrars do not have information regarding evaluation times, placement, etc.




HOW DO I  REGISTER?


Surrey United Soccer Club uses an online registration system called POWERUP. See our General Registration Page here: https://www.surreyunitedsoccer.com/registration




HOW DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?


Some options for financial assistance are:

  • Kidsport: http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/surrey-white-rock/
  • Jumpstart: https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/
  • Athletics for Kids: https://www.a4k.ca/apply_now
If support for fees is requested, or hardship has fallen on your family, please email your Registrar for assistance with registration and additional hardship program information. If you are applying for financial assistance (e.g. KidSport, Jumpstart, etc.), the application is your responsibility and not the responsibility of the Surrey United Soccer Club. You must contact the Mini Registrar (U6 through U10), Lisa Finkle, or the Youth Registrar (U11 through U18), Erin Billing, and provide them with a copy of your application for funding before the registration deadlines. Once received, the Registrar will make arrangements with you for online registration. Surrey United Soccer Club also has a hardship fund to provide additional support to ensure all kids are able to enjoy the sport of soccer without financial barriers. See General Registration Information Page for more.




WHAT TEAM AM I ON?


  • Placement on mini and community teams is done on a "first received, first placed" basis.
  • Returning players are given preference to be placed on last year's teams, provided their fall/winter season registration is completed by May 31.
  • We attempt to place children from the same school/neighbourhood on the same teams but this is not guaranteed.
  • Requests for specific teams will be considered but not guaranteed.
  • Please ensure all information and document uploads on the registration site POWERUP are complete and accurate.
  • Coaches will contact players with the practice schedule and other details once teams have been formed in late August.
  • Placement on a Surrey United team is subject to full payment and registration being completed through PowerUp.




WHEN DOES THE SEASON START?


  • The Fall/Winter season runs from September to March, with a break from mid-December through to early-January.
  • Games are played rain or shine.
  • Games are usually played on Saturdays and Sundays. Generally, boys play on Saturdays and girls play on Sundays. On rare occasions, there could be some games scheduled during the week.
  • Youth players can generally expect to travel for games outside of Surrey.




WHEN IS PRACTICE?


  • Field permits are issued to the Club by the City of Surrey.
  • Practices are scheduled by the Club in August after teams are formed.
  • The Registrars do not have information on where and when each coach holds practice.
  • The Registrars do not have information on where and when each coach holds practice.
  • U8 through U18 players will practice outdoors all season.
  • U6 and U7 players will typically practice outdoors until Thanksgiving and, thereafter, practice inside school gyms where available, this is not guaranteed.
  • There is no consideration and/or refunds given due to conflicts with practice nights, times or locations.




WHAT IF I DO NOT COMMUNICATE WITH MY COACH BY SEPTEMBER 30th?


  • Club Coaches and/or Managers contact players directly once team lists are received from the Club, usually by the end of August.
  • Any player that has registered but does not attend, participate or communicate their absence to their Coach/Manager, or to the Club will be removed from team lists by September 30th.




HOW CAN I GET A REFUND?


REFUNDS ARE GOVERNED BY CLUB POLICIES:




HOW DO I CONTACT THE REGISTRAR?


To contact the Registrar, please include the player name and birth year in the subject line. Youth U11 to U18 (2004-2011) Erin Billing youthregistrar@surreyunitedsoccer.com Mini U5 to U10 (2012-2017) Lisa Finkle miniregistrar@surreyunitedsoccer.com




WHAT DAYS WILL MY CHILD PRACTICE?


  • Practices are scheduled throughout the week, Monday-Friday, from 4:00pm onwards.
  • Games are in addition and generally played on Saturdays (boys) and Sunday (girls).
  • Fall practice schedules generally become available the first week of September as team rosters and field allocations are finalized by SUSC, the District/League and the City of Surrey.




WHEN WILL I KNOW WHAT TEAM MY CHILD IS ON?


Team rosters are finalized towards the end of August and coaches generally contact their players between the end of August and the second weekend of September.




WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES MY CHILD NEED?


Soccer cleats and a pair of shinpads are required for all programs unless otherwise noted. Faall registration fees include club socks, shorts and a jersey. U6-U10 mini players keep their jerseys at the end of the season. U11-U18 players return their jerseys at the end of the season. Surrey United has an online store to purchase additional pairs of socks, additional shorts and other SUSC branded player and fan wear: https://www.soccerx.com/club-partners/susc-surrey-united




WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS NEVER PLAYED BEFORE?


Its never too late to learn how to play soccer, get outside and active and meet new friends. Surrey United has programs for all abilities, all ages!




DO YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO COACH OR PLAY SOCCER IN ORDER TO VOLUNTEER/


No experience is necessary to volunteer for a team, just a curiosity and desire to learn soccer and have fun with kids. The players may not remember the practice sessions or the games played, but they will always remember the way their Coaches/ Managers made them feel and the fun they had with their teammates.




WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE ARE NO VOLUNTEERS FOR MY CHILD'S TEAM?


Hopefully a few Adults will volunteer and share in the responsibility of supporting a team. SUSC is a volunteer-run club, and as such, depends on volunteers to keep players on the field and teams running.

If there are no volunteers for a team, the team may be unable to play which would be disappointing for everyone.




HOW MANY VOLUNTEERS DOES IT TAKE FOR A TEAM TO RUN?


Up to a maximum of 4 to cover all the aspects of the on-field coaching and managing of the team. If more parents volunteered with the team, the more the workload can be spread out. (Many hands make light work!) There does not need to be only one Coach. Many teams have Co-Coaches that share the responsibilities. There's a requirement to have a same-sex adult on all team staff rosters and on the field to comply with the Rule of Two and BC Soccer / Canada soccer requirements. If you like to stay and watch anyways, join the team staff and be a part of the experience!




WHY DOES IT TAKE SO LONG TO FIND OUT WHICH DAY A TEAM PLAYS ON?


The City of Surrey allocates fields and facilities through a process that is finalized two weeks before we finalize team rosters and register teams for the season. We must wait for allocations to be finalized by the City and registration to close / teams to be finalized to confirm days and times for teams and schedule all our teams and programs accordingly, without conflicts. Its a very complex process and one we take great price in being the best in thanks to our outstanding scheduling and registrar teams. We know it can be tough for families to plan multi sport schedules but we are limited by outside factors we cannot control and do our very best to provide as much lead time and consistency as possible.




WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FALL/WINTER SOCCER AND ACADEMIES?


Fall/Winter Season Soccer, like Spring soccer is league (game) play and practice with a team throughout the duration of a season. Where no games can be played due to health authority restrictions, additional game play and technical drills take the place of the games. Team sports provide children and youth with social, mental, emotional and physical development skills that provide them with important skills applicable to all life's challenges within and outside of the team sports environment. Academies are specifically geared to individual skill development in a group setting where members of the training "pod" are at a similar level to one another. The player's pod may include players of their own age, younger or older age, and from within their own regular season team or not. Academies are coached by Club Technical Staff highly skilled to provide an exceptional, professionally led training environment leading to a player's growth in their own skill level and confidence that translates into other areas of their team play and life, generally.





Annual Registration 2022 FAQs

WHEN DOES THE ANNUAL REGISTRATION OPTION BEGIN?


  • Annual registration option goes live on January 3rd, 2022.
  • Current members must ensure their Powerup account is in good standing to proceed with annual registration.
  • New members must open a PowerUp account.




WHAT AGE GROUPS IS THE ANNUAL REGISTRATION INSTALLMENT PLAN FOR?


  • Our optional annual installment plan is for members registering for both U4-U16 Spring and Fall/Winter seasons.
  • The installment plan reflects base, season registration fees only.
  • Development and high performance fees are not included and are determined at a later date following any applicable evaluations and team placement.




WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR THE ANNUAL REGISTRATION OPTION?


The deadline for our annual registration option is March 1st.




HOW DO I CONTACT THE REGISTRAR?


To contact the Registrar, please include the player name and birth year in the subject line.




HOW CAN I GET A REFUND?


All refunds are governed by Club Policy.




WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF ANNUAL REGISTRATION?


The benefit of annual registration is an extended installment plan for base fees.




WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES MY CHILD NEED?


Soccer cleats and a pair of shinpads are required for all programs unless otherwise noted. Fall fees include jersey, shorts and socks. Spring fees do not include shorts or socks. New players are encouraged to visit our SUSC online club store, powered by Soccer Express, to purchase player shorts and socks for the Spring 2022 season if they have not previously played in our Fall/Winter 2021/22 program.




WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS NEVER PLAYED BEFORE?


Its never too late to learn how to play soccer, get outside and active and meet new friends. Surrey United has programs for all abilities, all ages! We can't wait to meet you!




DO YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO COACH OR PLAY SOCCER TO VOLUNTEER?


No experience is necessary to volunteer for a team, just a curiosity and desire to learn soccer and have fun with kids. The players may not remember the practice sessions or the games played, but they will always remember the way their Coaches/ Managers made them feel and the fun they had with their teammates.

Coaches and Managers must completed a criminal record check (online) and the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders course. The club pays the related fees for both. Email the Risk Manager for more information.




WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE ARE NO VOLUNTEERS FOR MY CHILD'S TEAM?


Hopefully a few Adults will volunteer and share in the responsibility of supporting a team.

SUSC is a volunteer-run club, and as such, depends on volunteers to keep players on the field and teams running.

If there are no volunteers for a team, the team may be unable to play and removed from the league, leaving children without a team to play on. All it takes is a positive attitude and your time and we will be with you every step of the way from there.




HOW MANY VOLUNTEERS DOES IT TAKE TO RUN A TEAM?


Up to a maximum of 4 to cover all the aspects of the on-field coaching and managing of the team. If more parents volunteered with the team, the more the workload can be spread out. (Many hands make light work!) There does not need to be only one Coach. Many teams have Co-Coaches that share the responsibilities. We must also apply the "Rule of Two" and have a same-sex adult on the team's staff list and on the field to comply with health and safety requirements of Canada Soccer and BC Soccer.




WHAT IS THE VOLUNTEER FEE?


A volunteer fee of $100 per family will be added to your fall/winter 2022/23 program registration. Each family may choose to:

  • volunteer with the club for a total of 4hrs thoughout the season, at which time the fee is returned, or
  • forfeit the fee in lieu of the volunteer hours.
Coaching and / or Managing a team easily looks after this commitment and on completion of the team staff requirements (CRC, Respect in Sport) and placement on a team roster, the fee will be returned. The Club has multiple events and opportunities for volunteer hours to be completed over the course of the calendar year and there is something for everyone. Questions about the fee can be directed to our Volunteer Coordinator: volunteer@surreyunitedsoccer.com





Spring Soccer 2022 FAQs

How do I register?


Surrey United Soccer Club uses an online registration system called POWERUP. See our General Registration Page here: https://www.surreyunitedsoccer.com/registration




When will Spring 2022 Registration Open?


Spring League registration opens online January 3, 2022. Spring Player Academy registration opens late January, 2022.




How much is Spring League Registration?


Fee information coming soon...




How can I apply for financial assistance?


Some options for financial assistance are: Kidsport: http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/surrey-white-rock/ Jumpstart: https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/ Athletics for Kids: https://www.a4k.ca/apply_now If support for fees is requested, or hardship has fallen on your family, please email your Registrar for assistance with registration and additional hardship program information. If you are applying for financial assistance (e.g. KidSport, Jumpstart, etc.), the application is your responsibility and not the responsibility of the Surrey United Soccer Club. You must contact the Registrar team, and provide them with a copy of your application for funding before the registration deadlines. Once received, the Registrars will make arrangements with you for online registration. Surrey United Soccer Club also has a hardship fund to provide additional support to ensure all kids are able to enjoy the sport of soccer without financial barriers. See General Registration Information Page for more.




What team is my child on?


Placement on mini and community teams is done on a "first received, first placed" basis. We attempt to place children from the same school/neighbourhood on the same teams but this is not guaranteed. Requests for specific teams will be considered but not guaranteed. Please ensure all information and document uploads on the registration site POWERUP are complete and accurate. Coaches will contact players with the practice schedule and other details once teams have been formed in early April. Placement on a Surrey United team is subject to full payment and registration being completed through PowerUp.




When is practice?


  • Field permits are issued to the Club by the City of Surrey.
  • Practices are scheduled by the Club in early April after teams are formed.
  • The Registrars do not have information on where and when each coach holds practice.
  • There are no weekly practices for U6/U7 in the spring, their season is limited to weekend games only.
  • There is no consideration and/or refunds given due to conflicts with practice nights, times or locations.




When does the spring season start?


Spring season begins in early April and runs until late June.




How can I get a refund?


All refunds are governed by Club Policy.




What if my child has never played before?


Spring is a great time to get involved and learn to play soccer. Its never too late to learn how to play soccer, get outside and active and meet new friends. Surrey United has programs for all abilities, all ages! We can't wait to meet you!




Do you need to know how to coach or play soccer to coach or manager a team?


No experience is necessary to volunteer for a team, just a curiosity and desire to learn soccer and have fun with kids. The players may not remember the practice sessions or the games played, but they will always remember the way their Coaches/ Managers made them feel and the fun they had with their teammates. Coaches and Managers must completed a criminal record check (online) and the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders course. The club pays the related fees for both. Email the Risk Manager for more information.